Admissions

  • Student Life

    Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

    Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is a clear-cut leader in educating social work and policy pioneers who push the boundaries...

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    Alumni Stories

    SP2 Nonprofit Leadership Alumna Honored as Fundraising ‘Rising Star’

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern PA Chapter has named Emily A. Conners, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of Social Policy &...

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  • DSW cohort walking in Greece.

    Student Life

    Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

    After an intense, trauma-focused semester of classroom learning, doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Greece as part of a pilot international immersion. During their weeklong trip in late June to Athens, 11 doctorate of social work...

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Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice! SP2 offers five degree programs, whose admissions processes are handled by the SP2 Admissions Team. Information about SP2, application requirements, tuition and fees, and opportunities for funding your education are available throughout this section.

About SP2

About SP2

About SP2

Learn general information about SP2 as well as find opportunities to speak with a member of the admissions team on-campus or online.

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Apply

Apply

Apply

Find information regarding submitting an application to one of SP2's degree programs.

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Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Find information for accepted students, including an accepted student checklist and registration information for accepted student open houses.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Review tuition & fees information for each of the degree programs.

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Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education

Learn about funding opportunities, such as scholarships, loans, and financial aid information.

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Contact Information

Contact Information

Contact Information

View contact information for admissions, degree programs, and financial aid.

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SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Several SP2 Experts Listed as Top 100 Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) faculty members Richard J. Gelles, Steven C. Marcus, Phyllis Solomon, Ram A....

Jennifer Plumb

Alumni Stories

What I Did With My DSW Degree: Jennifer Plumb

For years, social work professionals have furthered their careers as innovators, educators, and leaders in the field with degree programs...

Marquisha Lawrence Scott

Student Life

Support on the Ground: PhD Student Examines Where Faith Organizations and Social Work Intertwine

Faith-based organizations often offer tangible forms of aid through initiatives such as disaster relief efforts and financial assistance programs. But...

Alice Cooper

Student Life

Toward Equitable Education for All: MSSP Student Channels Social Policy Theory into Social Good

For Alice Cooper, an MSSP (Master of Science in Social Policy Program) student at Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

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